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Rusty (#48125881)
 member for 3 years, 2 months, 16 days
Jennifer Madison
Walter Pollatz
Rusty, I found a Milwaukee Journal death notice from 1978 for a Walter Pollatz (d. 2/10/1978). It says that he was the father of Cecile and Nancy and the brother of Herman, Fred, and Ed. If this is the Walter Pollatz that you are looking for, he is not at Lincoln Memorial, the death notice says that he was buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park.

Added by Jennifer Madison on Jun 18, 2016 8:19 PM

Ira Smith # 155,022,011
Bill located a spreadsheet with Ira Smith's name on that spreadsheet. Bill was informed all on the spreadsheet were dead. Bill then created a memorial for Ira Smith #155,022,011.

It was brought to Bill's attention that Wally Smith created a memorial for Ira Smith, #32,337,095. The Ira Smith # 155,022,011 was a duplicate memorial.

The memorial # 155,022,011 has been deleted because it was a duplicate memorial and the spreadsheet was not correct.

Added by BillGransee on Jun 13, 2016 12:11 PM

Robert & Sandra Ostrander
Bill located a spreadsheet with Robert and Sandra Ostranders names on that spreadsheet. Bill was informed all on the spreadsheet were dead.

Rusty says Robert and Sandra Ostrander are alive.

Robert and Sandra Ostrander memorials were deleted not because Rusty says there are alive because Bill had to verify thru a third SOURCE.

Added by BillGransee on Jun 13, 2016 11:53 AM

Janet Marie
RE: find a grave
Hi Rusty,

This happens a lot when contributors use cemetery transcriptions that include pre-need markers.

When I photograph a marker with no DOD (and the DOB is less than 100 years ago), I check to make sure the person is still living using

After verifying that he/she is still alive, I send an e-mail to (I copy it to myself so I can see when they process it). I ask them to remove the memorial because the person is still living. I include a link to the memorial. I've included a sample below.

It usually takes two weeks for them to process.

Hope this helps!

Janet Marie


In the subject I put "remove - John Doe".

In the body I put:

John Doe is still living. Please remove his memorial.


Janet Marie

Added by Janet Marie on Jun 06, 2016 5:59 PM

Janet Marie
RE: Frances Katerzynske # 158575122
No problem!

I'm planning to drive through Princeton on Saturday on my way to Ripon to look for updates. If there isn't too much additional snow on the ground, I will try to find the marker and see if the DOD has been updated yet.

Thinks spring!

Added by Janet Marie on Apr 08, 2016 4:53 PM

Janet Marie
Frances Katerzynske # 158575122
I added a photo of the marker for Bernard and Frances Katerzynske that was taken before Frances's death. I will be going back to St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Princeton this spring to look for updates. I will check to see if a DOD has been added to the marker. If it has been added, I will take a photo and replace the one that I added today.

Added by Janet Marie on Apr 08, 2016 6:13 AM

Stephen Wade
Adonirum Judson Westbury
I'd like to know how Adonirum Judson Westbury in Canada was linked to his father, Moses Westberry in Georgia. I haven't come across Adonirum anywhere other than FindAGrave.

Added by Stephen Wade on Jan 18, 2016 2:48 PM

carol mckenzie
Charles L born 5 11 1850 Pendleton Niagra co Ny d. 3 23 1928
wife Helen Fellows 1851 Stephentown Rensselaer co NY

Added by carol mckenzie on Nov 09, 2015 3:04 PM

joyce stanga
Anna Smith
Anna Houghtaling and John Richard Smith were my grandmother's parents. I remember going to the cemetery with her (and being impressed by Samuel Tilden's grave.) I saw your request for a picture of her grave, but, unfortunately, I do not remember where it was. (It's a big cemetery.) If you can tell me the location, I'll try to get a picture for you. If you just want some biographical information, I can send you some.
I just joined this site in order to get this message to you. I'm not sure how you reply.

Added by joyce stanga on Nov 06, 2015 5:28 PM

Rufus & Winfield Nutting

I would like to request a transfer of Winfield Nutting's memorial. He is my great grandfather, my grandfather was Clifford Nutting and my mother was Constance Mae Nutting. In addition, I would like to request Rufus' & his wife Mary Cumming's memorial if you aren't a direct descendant of their specific line. I am curious with regard to the pictures you have posted of Winfield and his father Rufus. I have the same photos in my photo album that were passed down to me from my mother and I'm just wondering if you have duplicates or someone shared those pictures with you. I also have the same photo of Luther that my cousin Patti Schuknecht sent to me as a jpg. Out of curiousity, how are you related to the Nutting family? I would be interested in your knowledge of our Founder John Nutton and any further research linking us back to England. Thank you, Jamie Fink (#48479510)

Added by JFINK on Sep 27, 2015 5:04 PM

carol mckenzie
Garner Giles Nott
is my great gr father are you related
if not would you transfer if related tell me how so I can connect you on the tree

1844 1927

Added by carol mckenzie on Sep 18, 2015 12:42 PM

RE: John W. Clugston
Hi Rusty,

I'm actually not writing about Alexander Clugston although you were planning on getting back to me.

I am writing to let you know that the Will attributed to John W. Clugston (1808 - 1894) actually belongs to his father, Alexander Clogston/Clugston. Also,John was the only sibling who spelled his name with a "u" - all others spelled it Clogston. Since this Will appears on the Alexander Clogston site, please either delete it or add "Mentioned in his father's Will"

Will Probate (Will made August 7, 1830) August 11 1834, Vol C., P.318 (Box 20, Princetown Township)- Farm and all stock to Alexander; except 1 horse to John. $50 to each daughter. Alexander and John to provide home for widow Margaret either with them or separately if she wished. Witnesses to Will: Margaret Allen, William Allen (parents of Alexander's wife, Jennett) and James Frost. Objection to validity of will filed August 11, 1834 - no name as to who objected. Will changed to: Farm to be divided equally between John and Alexander, All personal estate to Alexander. Names in Will: sons: Alexander, Samuel, John; Daughters: Jennett, Eliza, Margaret, Nancy.

Added by Clogston on Jun 02, 2015 3:09 PM

scheels in mercer wi
I posted photos of some scheels in mercer cemetery. I posted some new scheels as well.

Added by Gail on May 19, 2015 4:47 PM

L Evans
RE: Scheels Family @ Mercer Cemetery, Mercer, Iron Co., WI
did you check the updated info for this family?

Added by L Evans on Apr 19, 2015 11:15 AM

Alexander Clugston
My maiden name is Darcy Clogston and I am a direct descendant of Alexander Clogston - same as your Find-A-Grave ancestor. I am curious as to how you arrived at Clugston and am thinking that perhaps a descendant changed the spelling. Many Clogston/Clugstons did so. I have a genealogy from 1790 in Princetown, Schenectady, NY. Please send me the contact person. I am hoping that I can share some information. Very excited to see this spelling! We may be chasing the same ancestors.


Added by Clogston on Apr 13, 2015 6:05 PM

L Evans
RE: Scheels Family @ Mercer Cemetery, Mercer, Iron Co., WI
i just sent an email to edit@findagrave for four of the Scheels to merge or delete "dawns" memorial..

just remember in the future, use the "edit" tab first. If the creator does not correct it, findagrave will automatically in about 3 weeks.

if not, an email to will help ....

Added by L Evans on Apr 07, 2015 2:55 PM

Roger and Sue Cramer
Scheels line
I am related to Howard's second wife, but have some info on Howard's line. You may contact me at

Sue Cramer

Added by Roger and Sue Cramer on Apr 06, 2015 2:17 PM

Daniel O'Brien FAG# 8489850
Hi Rusty,

Hope your spring is looking up weather wise. We have it a lot easier in North Carolina. Have you had a chance to dig out from the snow and ice and check out the source for the list of Daniel O'Brien's children? I am interested in all things Daniel O'Brien but I also have a cousin who is very persistent! Hope you can help me out here.


Added by Lina on Mar 29, 2015 3:27 PM

Jennifer Madison
Frederick Gerald Pollatz
Back in 2013, you told me that you had a brother buried @ Union Cemetery in Milwaukee. Is this him?

Added by Jennifer Madison on Mar 14, 2015 6:52 AM

Daniel O'Brien FAG# 8489850
Thanks, Rusty. I look forward to all that you can share with me. Daniel is my 5th great-grendfather through his daughter, Fanny. Hope you have some relief soon from the snow, ice, wind and cold.

Added by Lina on Feb 22, 2015 9:26 AM

Daniel O'Brien FAG# 8489850
Hi, Could you tell me where you found the list of Daniel's children with Elenor Lemar O'Brien (and with Eleanor Gay O'Brien) ? I'm using it for his daughter Fanny or Frances and need a source. Thanks for photos on the O'Brien's Find A Grave's. Lina

Added by Lina on Feb 20, 2015 10:33 AM

Ray Vick
Just an FYI, the info I found on line is that he and his oldest daughter Martha were born in Cork or York, Ireland. In several trees his wife is referred to as Elizabeth or Martha Stivers. Others say Elizabeth Jones.

Your list of kids does not show dau Martha (I show b 1734 but others show 1739 and 1741) married Andrew Sherwood, UEL - she is mentioned in Richard's will along with her son Richard Sherwood.

I am descended from Andrew and Martha.


Added by Ray Vick on Dec 01, 2014 8:22 PM

Fred Saar
Elias Hicks
Not sure what you are suggesting except the different death date. I think you have the wrong Elias.

Added by Fred Saar on Nov 01, 2014 3:36 PM

Lemuel Mosher
All yours

Added by ProgBase on Oct 30, 2014 7:38 PM

Ray Martinson
Hi Rusty,

I was back at the cemetery today and I took some better photos of Montrose Westbury's headstone, which is broken. I have uploaded these photos to the 'new' memorial for Montrose. I suggest you delete the first one that I put there.

I also found the headstone for Helena Westbury, wife of Herbert Henry. She is indeed buried in the Burial Park, and not Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Her memorial is fine as it is. I uploaded a photo of the stone. The date of birth is off, but this has to be the right person.

Feel free to use any photos that I have uploaded as you see fit.

I have found some entries for the Westburys in a local district history book. I will scan these and email them to Fargo, asking him to forward to you. There is some interesting information there, and some photos, but there are some serious problems with dates.

I turns out the Herbert Henry Westbury had a son named Howard. Howard married a woman named Agnes, and they lived just five doors down from us when I was a little boy in the late 1960's. In fact Agnes would often babysit my sister and I. Talking with my mother today, it looks like I would have known Howard some too, though he died in 1968 when I was five. I had suspected a connection here. This is a small town :)

All for now. Take care.
Ray M.

Added by Ray Martinson on Oct 19, 2014 6:53 PM


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